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... we had a light lunch of calamari and a prawn cocktail, then it was time to do the chores for the day. Tracey caught up with a bit of washing and I planned for our next stop which will be Roscoff on the Brittany coast, I'm thinking it should put us in a good position for rounding Ushant and entering Camaret where we will wait for a good 3 to 4 day weather window to cross the infamous Bay of Biscay! On ...
... was certainly hair-raising - racing down the coast again at 10 knots with yacht upon yacht heading the same direction into Guernsey, Peter & Hetty took a more northerly route and they tacked down and across, we passed each other about 3 hrs out of Cherbourg, but we beat them in by about an hour but I was motoring because 'Cats' don't sail so good close to the wind. When we arrived in the harbour it was like Whacky Races, boats everywhere, rafted up against ...
... of 1781, the time of the Battle of Jersey, against the French (who else?) in the American Civil War.
Came back to shore on the amphibious ferry, except by now the tide was out so it didn't need the water propulsion.
Also to be noted is that the first airfield in Jersey, in operation from 1933 to 1937, was on the beach at St. Aubin's Bay, so the flight schedules were governed by the tide, as the beach is covered at high tide!
... Roman times up to the Orion oil rig that came adrift from the barge towing it, in February 1978, in a storm. Also featured was an iron ore carrier, MV Elwood Mead, on her maiden voyage from Port Dampier in 1973, which ran aground off Guernsey. Though what she was doing down here, I'm don't know.
Wednesday, I went to Castle Cornet. This is an 800-year old castle at the end of a causeway off St. Peter Port. The castle has been damaged and ...
... and shocked everyone with her skill and ability.
Well, you can imagine Kate and Roy took great delight in letting us know how resoundly they beat us so there was nothing else we could do except bundle them in the car and head off to the beach to take their minds off the thrashing.
We visited two beaches today. The first was the nearby beach of Hauteville, where we spent a lovely hour or so wandering ...